Meet Basil Munir, the Gamer from Muscat

Lifestyle Wednesday 27/January/2016 11:18 AM
By: Times News Service
Meet Basil Munir, the Gamer from Muscat

Why do you love gaming?
Gaming makes me happy. If my day is going well, then it’s certainly going to get better. And if the day goes south, then I know I can enjoy a game or two before I get some sleep.
How did you get into it?
Being able to control Mega Man X4, the same hero whom I used to watch on television for 6-8 hours as a child and do all the awesome things that he did, just blew my mind away. I couldn’t wait for the next character. I was going to get my hands on whatever game and tried to do the same. That’s how I got into gaming.
How can one get into it?
Gaming has allowed more and more people to connect. We have a stigma for being lazy people who only play in their rooms and just sloppy all around. But honestly we aren’t. Most of us are doing well in studies, have a job, and are married. We just like to get together and pull out a trick or two in front of our friends so that we all can have fun.
What’s your pro-tip?
Watch someone who is having fun, someone who is trying to improve himself. If you can look at someone who genuinely enjoys what he is doing you’ll see that special sparkle in their eyes. And if that doesn’t motivate you to get better, I honestly don’t believe anything will.
Where in Muscat one can go for gaming or learn it?
I would recommend one place in particular, a place where we game a lot. It is called Waha. It is a gaming zone which is right next to McDonalds in Al Khuwair. This place brought many of the best players in Oman together. There you’ll never leave without having some fun or learning something new about whatever game you’re playing, and who knows, you might even make a friend or two by the time you exit.
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